- Alison Bechdel won a MacArthur genius grant! Granted, she is a genius. (I’m so sorry.) [Autostraddle]
- Jezebel’s ROYGBIV section has a rundown of the seven best lesbian anime series, for those of you looking to get into something new.
- And the Mary Sue just put out an anime matchmaker, if you’re still stumped.
- Author Peter V. Brett was given DC’s Justice League: Axis of Villains board game to play with his daughter and, frustrated, wrote about the game’s lack of playable female characters, how he fixed it, and why he shouldn’t have to.
- The Toast has a beautiful piece that begins as a story about taking a grandmother to Rocky Horror Picture Show, and ends with the importance of family love and acceptance.
- It actually reminds me of an older first-person narrative from Rookie, in which Kevin Townley talks about Rocky Horror‘s pivotal role in his coming-of-age story.
- There is now a cartoonists of colour database! Created by the fantastic MariNaomi, it’s a great resource for anyone looking to either disprove the idea that cartoonists are all white, or hire some of these great people. [The Nerds of Color]
- Bitch reviews Signe Baumane’s surrealist film Rocks in My Pockets, in which depression is a ghost.
- If you are a video game consumer or developer, check out researcher Jennifer Allaway’s surveys. She’s trying to understand players’ desire for diversity, and whether it matches developers’ ideas. [The Escapist]
Top image by Kassandra Heller.